Arthur was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Banting. In 1901, they were living at 77 Gorsebrook Road, Wolverhampton, along with Arthur’s siblings Clara A., Thomas William, Rose H., Gertrude E., Edith Alice, and Frederick Charles. By 1911, they were living at 265 Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton, and there were an additional three siblings – Elizabeth Caroline, John Gill and Evelyn Daisy. Arthur now worked in an office at a nut and bolt manufacturer.
In 1917, Arthur enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps (service number 82914). However, unlike his brothers, he survived the war. His name appears on the roll of honour of the Higher Grade School, but it is possible that his initials were put on, instead of one of his brothers
Arthur married Margaret Lee in Christchurch in 1921, and the couple had three children – Peter A. (1923), Michael R. (1929) and Margaret E. (1931). Arthur died in Wolverhampton in 1958.